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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Nunavut soothing some COVID-19 rules beginning Monday

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Key takeaways: 

  • Vaccines are ‘halted’ in some districts because of a shortage of health employees to give the shots.
  • Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok talks to media in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly on Jan. 13, 2022, where it was declared the territory will be relaxing some public health regulations starting Monday.

The regulations of Covid in Nunavut will be relaxed on Monday: 

Nunavut will raise some territory-wide COVID-19 health rules starting Monday.

During a live update Thursday morning, Chief Public Health Officer Dr Michael Patterson stated that among other changes, community travel constraints will be raised, indoor meetings can continue with up to five individuals aside from family members, and most non-essential firms can reopen.

Masks are still needed in all communities, and the territory is still preventing non-essential travel.

Patterson stated it isn’t feasible the territory will go into another lockdown, though there is the option of community-specific efforts in the future relying on how the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Also read: Nunavut schools direct for remote learning as classes are fixed to restart Monday

Nunavut to relax restrictions beginning Monday

“We’re only relaxing measures a little bit, and we’re still fairly tight compared to much of the country,” he stated. Source – cbc.ca

“Living under the most strict measures for a long period, when individuals are fairly well vaccinated — it doesn’t make sense. It’s not something we could protect continuing much longer.” Source – cbc.ca

Twenty-five individuals will be permitted at outdoor meetings.

Government offices, childcare facilities, Inuit organizations and other offices can restart. Restaurants are still restricted to take-out only.

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